|Wisteria frutescens is a deciduous vine, extremely vigorously growing, may reach 30 feet or longer. The leaves are compound pinnate, alternate and bright green. Flowers are fragrant, lilac-purple, 3/4 inch wide, with yellow spots, clustered on dense, 4 to 6 inch long racemes. Flowers in the summer on current season's wood. Fruit pods are 2 to 4 inches long. Less vigorous than the Asian species when under cultivation. All wisterias need strong support. Native from Virginia to Florida, west to Texas.